West Garfield Park

Man Shot and Killed During Standoff With Police in West Garfield Park

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A person was shot and killed during a standoff with police Friday morning in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, officials said.

Chicago police said members of the U.S. Marshals and Cook County Sheriff's Police Fugitive Task Force were conducting an investigation when they discovered a wanted man inside a vehicle around 9:40 a.m. in the 100 block of S. Kilpatrick in the 11th District.

The task force called for assistance and Chicago police officers arrived at the scene.

Police said the person inside the vehicle then pointed a gun at the officers, who then opened fire on the man. Chicago Police Supt. David Brown did not say if the man also fired a weapon.

The man was transported to Mt. Sinai Hospital, where he was ultimately pronounced dead. No officers were struck by gunfire in the incident, but several were taken to area hospitals for evaluation.

"Currently, the specifics of this incident, including the comprehensive use of force investigation, are being investigated by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability with the full cooperation of the Chicago Police Department," the Chicago Police Department said in a statement.

NBC 5 hasn't independently verified the account of events provided by police.

The officers involved were placed on administrative duties for 30 days, as per department policy, officials said.

Chicago's Civilian Office of Police Accountability tweeted that the agency was responding to the scene.

"COPA Investigators immediately began canvassing the scene, speaking to witnesses, and gathering evidence as well as reports related to the investigation," the office said in a statement. "COPA can confirm, as a part of its commitment to transparency, that Chicago Police Department Officers activated body worn cameras during the incident."

Videos and other materials from the investigation are expected to be released within 60 days, but no further timeline was given.

They asked that anyone with information about the incident contact investigators at (312) 746-3609.

Sun-Times Wire/NBC Chicago
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